Michelle Loeb

The Music Zoo

Shine a Light: A Day at The Zoo

Months ago, The Music Zoo moved its retail location from Roslyn, N.Y., to Farmingdale, N.Y. We get the reasoning behind this move and learn how business is going from The Music Zoo president Tommy Colletti.

Nearing a Century of Greatness

It's almost been 100 years since Mil Averwater and Frank Moorman decided to open their first piano studio in Memphis. It's time to learn about AMRO Music.

Minor Chord: Major Player

Massachusetts' The Minor Chord Music Outfitters is certainly no "minor" player. Learn what makes the store successful, including its outstanding staff.

Still Strong At 60-Plus Years

Having celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2018, Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center has put down deep roots in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan-area music co...
Mike Risko, Miriam Risko, Mike Risko Music

Married to MI

Mike Risko Music has been a one-stop shop for musicians who want to listen, learn and play in the Ossining, N.Y., area since 2010, when the store grew out of a ...

A Home Run in Cincinnati

Michael Schear didn’t set out to be a music store owner back in 1991, when Antonio Violins opened its doors. By trade, he worked in sales, distributing paper an...
Texas Music Emporium

Rebel Retail

The story of Houston’s Texas Music Emporium is an unlikely one. An auto mechanic by trade, but a guitar player at heart, the store’s president, Jim Cappiello, o...
Guitar Exchange

Exchanging Pleasantries

When Gary Kramer opened The Guitar Exchange in 1998, he already had years of experience under his belt. Not only was he a veteran of the south Florida MI scene,...